Nathan: I'm so sorry, honey.
Bonnie: Nathan, you're a good man and a wonderful father. Skye adores you, and she should. And I know you love me, but you've been right to think that something's been going on with me. So I'm going to be truthful. I'm sorry I couldn't tell you this sooner. I'm not in love with you. I know this isn't the best time to tell you, but I don't think I've ever been. I just can't lie anymore. I'm sorry.

Ed: We need to renew our vows.
Madeline: What?
Ed: This time committing to live up to them. Do you think you can do that?
Madeline: With all my heart.
Ed: Truly informed as to what we're getting into.
Madeline: Truly, truly, yes. Committing to better or worse.
Ed: No, no. Your worst is off the table.
Madeline: Yes. Absolutely. Do you really mean it?
Ed: But this is not a put a pretty ribbon on it bygones be bygones ending. OK? This is a shot at a new beginning. Which if you really feel that you're up to it...
Madeline: I am. I am.
Ed: Well, then so am I.

Madeline, you and I have a friendship and Jane, but that's... the Monterey Five or whatever we call ourselves; the lie is the friendship.

Celeste

Celeste: My husband physically and emotionally abused me. Your Honor well knows that abusers don't just happen. They are more than likely to be victims of abuse themselves. Whether or not this witness is an abuser is certainly, certainly not beyond the scope of this inquiry.
Mary Louise: You're a liar. And the fact that violence may have been a part of your sexual, pst, relationship; he was not an abuser. Not for one second.
Celeste: And is Jane Chapman a liar? Is this woman sitting her lying when she says that your son raped her?

Indecent or not, this case is about mothering which puts your parenting strategies in issue. Now, I cannot imagine the trauma of losing your child in an automobile crash. It must have been unspeakably devasting for both you and for Perry.

Celeste

Your son Raymond died in part because you lost your temper. Isn't that true?

Celeste

Sleeping Beauty. That is how Perry would describe her to me. Sleeping Beauty. He was her prince, and she killed him.

Mary Louise

Bonnie: Jesus Christ. A meteor could hit and you would say stay calm.
Madeline: Oh, fuck off, Bonnie.
Bonnie: You fuck off.
Madeline: You know what? I'm tired of taking care of you and your fucking feelings. I know your mom had a stroke, but let's not forget: You're the one who pushed him!

Corey: She asked me about us and you, and she asked me whether you talked to me about Perry Wright's death.
Jane: What'd you tell her?
Corey: I told her the truth, that you didn't tell me anything. But Jane, she knows your history with this guy. She knows he raped you. She knows he's Ziggy's dad, and she clearly doesn't think he slipped. She said with five witnesses, the odds are in her favor. One of you will finally crack. The first one who does gets a break. The other four are fucked.

You know, the other day when you talked about hating yourself, it was interesting. It gave me hope for the first time in a long time. The air felt clear. Right now, it seems like the window is fogging up like you're hiding again.

Ed

Oh, so if Josh said that he tried to get into bed but there was a stranger there, he'd be lying? If he said, "I tried to wake mommy up but the stranger told me to go back to my room," that would just be his imagination?

Farber

Corey: So are you gonna freeze me out forever?
Jane: It's going to take me a long time to let someone else in again.
Corey: I'm not walking away.

Big Little Lies Quotes

Scratch the surface of any Jimmy Stewart? [whispers] Charlie Manson.

Greek

And bring me something chocolate that won't make my ass look fat.

Madeline